Patriots offensive report card vs Eagles: Defense carries offense in win

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Patriots offensive report card vs Eagles: Defense carries offense in win
Patriots offensive report card vs Eagles: Defense carries offense in win

The New England Patriots (9-1) defeated the Philadelphia Eagles (5-5), 17-10, to keep their spot up top in the AFC playoff picture. Here are the grades for the Patriots defense. One of the underrated facets of New England's awesome defense has been the play of the big boys up front — Lawrence Guy and Danny Shelton. The man power behind these two behemoths was on display on Sunday, as each swallowed up any rushing lanes in the second half after Bill Belichick adjustments. Both Shelton and Adam Butler added a sack each. Grade: A Kyle Van Noy and Dont'a Hightower each had a sack in exceptional performances, and Jamie Collins looked more like himself after a bad performance in Baltimore. Elandon

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